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Chapter 35

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      And God said unto Jacob, arise and get thee up to Bethel, and dwell there. And make there an altar unto God that appeared unto thee, when thou fleddest from: Esau thy brother. Then said Jacob unto his household and to all that were with him, put away the strange gods that are among you and make yourselves clean, and change your garments, and let us arise and go up to Bethel, that I may make an altar there, unto God which heard me in the day of my tribulation and was with me in the way which I went.
      And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were under their hands, and all their earrings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under an oak at Sichem. And they departed. And the fear of God fell upon the cities that were round about them, that they durst not follow after the sons of Jacob. So came Jacob to Lus in the land of Canaan, otherwise called Bethell, with all the people that was with him. And he builded there an altar, and called the place Bethel: because that God appeared unto him there, when he fled from his brother.
      Then died Debora Rebeccas nurse, and was buried beneath Bethel under an oak. And the name of it was called the oak of lamentation. And God appeared unto Jacob again after he came out of Mesopotamia and blessed him and said unto him: Thy name is Jacob. Notwithstanding thou shalt be no more called Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And so was his name called Israel.
      And God said unto him: I am God allmighty, grow and multiply: for people and a multitude of people shall spring of thee, yea and kings shall come out of thy loins. And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, will I give unto thee, and unto thy seed after thee will I give it also. And God departed from him in the place where he talked with him. And Jacob set up a mark in the place where he talked with him: even a pillar of stone, and poured drink offering theron and poured also oil theron, and called the name of the place where God spake with him Bethell.
      And they departed from Bethel, and when he was but a field breadth from Ephrath, Rahel began to travail. And in travailing she was in peril. And as she was in pains of her labor, the midwife said unto her: fear not, for thou shalt have this son also. Then as her soul was departing, that she must die: she called his name Ben Oni. But his father called him Ben Jamin. and thus died Rahel and was buried in the way to Ephrath which now is called Bethlehem. And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave, which is called Rahels grave pillar unto this day. And Israel went then and pitched up his tent beyond the tower of Eder. And it chanced as Israel dwelt in that land, that Ruben went and lay with Bilha his fathers concubine, and it came to Israels ear. The sons of Jacob were twelve in number. The sons of Lea: Ruben, Jacobs eldest son, and Simeon, Levi, Juda, Isachar, and Zabulon. The sons of Rahel: Joseph and Ben Jamin. The sons of Bilha Rahels maid: Dan and Nephtali. The sons of Zilpha Leas maid Gad and Asser. These are the sons which were born him in Mesopotamia.
      Then Jacob went unto Isaac his father to Mamre a principal city, otherwise called Hebron: where Abraham and Isaac sojourned as strangers. And the days of Isaac were an hundred and eighty years: and then fell he sick and died, and was put unto his people being old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.


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